Sheet Music: Largo

from Flute Sonata No. 1a in E minor
Opus numberOp. 1, No. 1a, HWV 379, Mvmt. 3
ComposerGeorge Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
InstrumentationFlute and bass instrument
KeyE minor
Time signature4/4
Tempo48 BPM
Performance time1:45
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2014-06-08
Last updated2014-06-08
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Sunday 8 June 2014

Tune of the Day: Largo by Handel

from Flute Sonata in E minor by G.F. Handel

Composed circa 1720, this E-minor sonata (HWV 379) is Handel's own compilation of movements taken from three other solo sonatas. Confusingly, this sonata has sometimes been numbered Op. 1, no. 1a, when in fact it never appeared in Opus 1.

The central Largo borrows its rising arpeggio theme from the first movement of Handel's early Flute Sonata in D, HWV 378, a piece little known in the composer's lifetime.

Other Movements from the same Work

1.Larghetto Flute & bass
2.Andante Flute & bass
3.Largo Flute & bass
4.Allegro Flute & bass
5.Presto Flute & bass